Areca ARC-8050T3 12-Bay Rackmount – up to 216TB

For ultimate performance and high capacity choose the Areca ARC-8050T3 12-Bay rack. Populated with up to 12 x 7200rpm Enterprise Class SAS or SATA drives to provide data transfer speeds over 2000MB/s.

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The Areca ARC-8050T3 rackmount is a 12-bay Thunderbolt 3 rackmount RAID storage solution.

Compatible with both SAS/SATA disks and also with both PC and Mac computers, Via Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C (or USB 3.0).

The Areca ARC-8050T3 12-bay rackmount incorporated on-board 1.2GHz dual core ROC and 2GB DDR3-1866 ECC SDRAM memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with Real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows.


Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all. delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device.

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports allow for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 rackmount for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.

Ultrafast Transfer Speed

Unprecedented Performance

ARC-8050T3-12R RAID storage is built to deliver unprecedented performance, using only carefully, best-in-class components. These include the dual core LSI SAS2308, 12Gb/s SAS ROC, 2GB DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC protection and the latest Thunderbolt3-encbled USB-C ports up to 40Gbps, dual 4K UHD external displays.

Powerful Broadcom 12G SAS Engine

ARC-8050T3-12R series integrate the latest Broadcom 12Gb/s dual core SAS Raid-on-Chip to give you the maximum SAS and SATA bandwidth and protection you need to tackle even the hardest challenging tasks easily.

True Hardware RAID Controller

At the heart of ARC-8050T3-12R is the incredibly powerful dual-core Avago SAS3108 ROC, giving effortless performance as desirable. It delivers 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, and the security of Areca data protection. Help eliminate storage bottlenecks in with PCI Express 3.0 lanes with SAS transfer rates of up to 12Gb/s and SATA rates up to 6Gb/s.

Speed Up 2GB DDR3-1866 SDRAM

With a massive 2GB of DDR3-1866 SDRAM, ARC-8050T3-12R gives you super-smooth multitasking during the period of high overload in 4K environment. ARC-8050T3 can configure how much cache SDRAM dedicated for read, and how much for write.

If your server application has significantly more reads than writes or more writes than reads, you might need to change this setting to adjust the read/write cache ratio for improving performance. Big cache is the perfect choice for a 4K application drive, making your professional apps work as fast as possible.

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2

The Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) lets you connect Areca ARC-8050T3 solutions to any of the Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.

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